Your nervous system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold. There are three types of nerves in the body:
Neuropathic pain, also known as nerve pain, is caused by damage to the nerve. More than 50 medical conditions, drugs, and toxins are known to cause nerve damage, including autoimmune disease, injury, cancer, diabetes, medication side effects, motor neuron disease, infectious disease, or nutritional deficiency.
Once a nerve is damaged, it is more likely to start behaving abnormally. It may become quiet and send no information, which causes numbness. Or it may send excessive and inappropriate pain messages. Simple touching can cause nerve pain, and pain may be constant even when there’s no stimulation. Often, nerve pain is worst at night, interfering with sleep. This can compound the problem, because people need adequate sleep in order to cope with pain.
The health professionals at Oklahoma Pain Center are committed to reducing your pain and improving your quality of life. Call us today at (405) 752-9600 to schedule your appointment.